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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 6    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 5, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm EST  

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bruce springsteen. >> reporter: bruce springsteen warm up the crowd and was here after campaigning late last night in colorado. the first stop of a trio of three states. >> you have a choice to make. >> reporter: on the final flurry of events, he's joined by 2008 campaign veteran robert gibbs and current advisor david axelrod. the president is aggressively claiming the romney campaign is -- . >> governor romney is a talented salesman n. this campaign, he tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad idea. >> reporter: fighting for the electoral votes, he pledged he the not make deals in washington to hurt americans. >> if the price of deals in washington is to cut off financial aid or get rid of funding for planned hairent -- parenthood or let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or poor or elderly or disabled, i won't pay that
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price. >> reporter: he's making a final push for votes in ohio and a fitting in where he won the caucuses in 2008, setting the stage for his first term. in that final speech in des moines, he will be a companied by first lady michelle obama. >> the president's republican rival mitt romney spent his afternoon in battleground virginia shoring up votes. the commonwealth is one of five stops in four critical swing states. jennifer davis is live from the presidential hopefuls campaign. >> reporter: hi there, brian. as he makes his way in the grand ballroom in boston, they're getting ready for tomorrow night's election rally and his campaign is feeling optimistic and they believe people here will be celebrating. one day ahead of the elect, governor romney starts the campaigning in florida. a key battleground state with
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29 crucial electoral votes. >> tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow. tomorro we begin a better tomorrow and this is going to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. >> reporter: and holding two rallies in virginia alone. >> and to look at the record, earned and real with record. the president promised change but that can't be finished in speeches but in achievement. >> reporter: he's also campaigning in ohio. they have made the buckstate important in this race. no republican won the white house without carrying ohio. his running mate paul ryan holding a separate rally in the same state and the vice presidentual nominee is visiting iowa, colorado, and wisconsin today. >> so many americans are looking to you in repo, here in nevada and a handful of states
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like my own, and they're looking to you to make sure that you cast is your vote for real change. >> and romney and his wife will vote tomorrow and then they will visit two more states tomorrow. he wants to campaign until the polls closed, so he will be going back to the key state of ohio and visiting pennsylvania as l. live in boston, jennifer davis, fox news. >> and on to election eve, the polls are coming out and many show the race neck-in-neck and that can for shadow -- foreshadow what is to come. >> reporter: the polls are coming fast and furious and i got the latest in from that washington post/abc news and they putting it nationally as the 50% mitt romney at 47% and
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i want to start with the new york times, this is the 5:38 blog. this is a statistical analysis they put together not only combining the polls, but also how the vote is going in the battleground states. they're saying tomorrow that president obama in his opinion has an 86% chance of being re- elected and that mitt romney has a 13% chance and that is the 5:38 poll. let's go to the rasmussen report and this is looking at virginia now. they putting it at president obama, 48%. mitt romney at 50% in virginia and this is, this poll, that is within the margin of error. technically, this is a tie. even though the numbers show mitt romney ahead and this is
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within the margin of error. and there are a ton of them these days. that is real clear politics. we're going to swing to the big screen to take a look at what this is and they take all of the polls they average them and start up here at the top. 48.8 to 48.1 and this is the real clear politics average of all of the polls. right now, they are putting president obama with a razor margin of a lead. and that is a tie. again, we talked about rasmussen reports and this is the national numbers, 48, 49 and they have romney up, and abc washington news post, we talked about that, 57-47% and a couple of others here. nbc news, wall street journal. they have this at 48 to 47 first president. let's look at the trend here over the last couple of days
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and we'll go here. this is october 1st. and this is at the sometime of the first debate. this is the margin of the lead for the president. president obama starts to nose dive and mitt romney takes the lead. romney continued to sleep, you know, that margin never starts to separate and look what happens. mitt romney continues the steady and a 1% margin and then look at that. on october 31st, what happens? hurricane sandy starts to roll in and then look at what happens at that blue line? president obama, again, starts to climb and tonight, less than 24 hours out, realclear politics has him in the lead. again, keep in mind, the margin of error basically has this lead tonight. brian, this brings in the dead heat to do anything the polls agree on right now. they can't tell you categorically, except for nate
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silva, what they think is going to happen tomorrow. >> and that poll there, real quick, politics hasn't been a .7% lead and all of the polls, of course, leading up to the only poll that matters tomorrow which, is tomorrow. thanks for that. election day is tomorrow. the estimated 30 million people cast that ballots through early voting or absentee ballot. many states report early voting as higher this year an thundershower -- than four years ago. ohio-florida face legal challenges over early voting. they re-enstated it in ohio and in florida, the republican governor cut early voting hours. >> the florida democrat party is trying to put the foot in the door in case the elect doesn't go their way. >> and those are democrats and republicans standing in the lines. won't to make sure people have the right to exercise their vote. >> the states indicate the more democrats tend to participate, more republicans turned out on election day. stay with fox 5 for continuing political coverage. we want to you weigh in on
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everything from the race to the senate contest in virginia and the controversial ballot. new york and new jersey trying to accommodate voters after hurricane sandy. new jersey allowing the voters to cast ballots through e-mail or fax. nearly 150,000 new yorkers will have to vote at a different polling site tomorrow. some places were at schools but they're being used as shelters. housing people have been floodet out of their moments -- homes and apartments. we're still feeling the affects of sandy. now, a nor'easter could be on the way. sue. >> it's not the same as hurricane sandy and this is early in the season to see this, brian. i will let you know who we get rain or wind from that and they need to get ready and that is on wednesday. more details coming up. what you can expect on election day as well. >> i love the uniforms and didn't like the score so much. . >> and you and me both, sue. today, mike shanahan busy
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putting out fires regarding comments he made following yesterday's loss to the carolina. coming up, the head coach makes abundantly clear he's not lost faith in his team or this season. straight ahead in the news edge.  charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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annou"a champion of the tea poparty...an ideologuet: who is part of the problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be "an unusually effective congressman." delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message.
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. the father of a silver spring toddler who fell out of a ninth floor apartment window is being charged in the incident. the 32-year-old faces child neglect and leaving a child unattended o. october 11th, the four-year-old fell 90 fee. a tree broke the child's fall but the four-year-old is still hospitalized with serious injuries. we have a scaly surprise during a drug bust in anne arundel county. they found the gator and seized more than 3,000 worth of marijuana and in cash, nearlyity error hundred dollars and they charged him with multiple related charges. animal control took the gator
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to a facility for exotic animals. a dog got loose at bwi this afternoon. and after an hour, they caught the dog and not clear how it escaped. gas lines miles long. motorists angry. >> and i went everywhere and can't seem to find the gas stations. >> i can understand the frustration. unfortunately, you know, they're not -- for this. >> and searching for gas in the aftermath of sandy. a remarkable feat in chicago. a bionic leg helped 31-year- old, a 31-year-old man climb 103 floors to the top of the willis tower, making history. about 3,000 other climbers joined in the race monday for the rehabilitation in chicago. after the man received his prosthetic after being involved in a motorcycle accident. accid man: to some people, social security is just a number.
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but to me, it's money that i earned. i count on social security. and i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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. gas prices are falling -- falling. the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded posted the biggest drop of 21 cents over the weekend and puts the price of gallon regular at $3.47. one reason behind the drop is super storm sandy. full few people are traveling and nationwide, there is relief at the pump n. hardest hit areas like new jersey and new york, there are gas shortage booms. the long lines of people waiting for gas are not going away. >> reporter: sandy victims expecting relief. look at the gas lines and you will see there is no relief in sight. the cars stretch for miles. in new york, governor cuomo calls the confusion after retract ising -- retracting the offer of free fuel to everyone. the department of defense insists that the gas promised for all is intended for first
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responders. in new jersey, chris christie refusing that mess altogether. >> there is no free gas in new jersey. fema came to me and said i wanted to give gas. i said no. they said you're going to take it back if you don't give it away for free. i said take it back. i was not going to set on the on have the same mayhem they had in new york. >> reporter: he enforced a gas- licensing rationing system allowing them to get on odd days, vice verse. new worries over what impact the gas prices and hurricane sandy will have on the elect. >> you have the president acting like a president for a few days, that was his job and new people are getting resentful. they not getting gas or help, not getting the supplies they need and you don't know what impact it's going to have in states like new york, new jersey, and particularly eastern pennsylvania. >> reporter: we'll find out tomorrow as americans head to the polls to choose the next president of the united states.
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in new york, i'm tracy burns. some one-marathoners decided to go to new york. they travelled to the big apple when they learned the race was postponed and turned their attention to providing relief and assistance. >> disappointment turned into something great and amazing. people are coming together and turning a bad situation into something good. >> and several organizations that were going participate in the race established the race to recover fund. and it raised more than $2.6 million. adding insult to injury is the nor'easter. >> and that is impacting them more than us. >> may have an affect on the del marva and that is north of us and that is going to make the water rise. and some rains and winds gusting to 40, 50 miles an hour
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and that is in a time when the tides are not high. we're not sure yet, brian, if it's going to rain here and that is depending on how far off the coast the nor'easter is on wednesday. it's possible that it can rain and that some wet snow can mix in. if it's close enough and we'll show you what the model guidance is saying about it and go to the hide lines, though. the first things first, it's going to get cold. a freeze warning is in affect for much of the area and upper 20s are doable. anything you have outside growing or lollygagging around, time to bring it in and this is the last night of the growing season. go be to be dry and chilly. a lot of sun through the rest of the day and no problems in terms of getting out and going to the polls and the nor'easter shows up on the coach. -- coast. it deepens wednesday night into thursday 12 hours worth of
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wind, two to four feet of water on top of high tide and one to three inches of rain. we talked about 40, 50, or 60 miles an hour and light get through it, though. the big trough that has been over the east coast for a number of days and the same trough with sandy remnants trapped and gave us no sun most of last week, that is going to be gone. i want to you see the freeze warnings. as we look across the region, a lot of areas are in the purple and that is meaning we have freeze warnings imminent. the temperatures are already in some spots into some 30s and heading for the 20s. let's check out the temperatures overnight. 26 for frederick; 25 for hagerstown; 27 for martinsburg and cumberland, 28 for winchester. here in the district, about 34 and probably the coldest night we have had here and for the polls opening tomorrow morning early in maryland and d.c., as well as virginia, it will be
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chilly to start out the day and so, make sure you have the heavy coat with you early in the morning. you will be venturing out into the 20s and 30s, and that is a cold start. sunny and dry for the rest of the day with highs around 50s and i want to show you this is what is going to become our nor'easter and we are going to see our tomorrow system coming up the coast and that is possible it's still slightly out to sea and some models jump it east and that is more difficult and crow fear without the protective dunes, they will have to watch that. and this is your seven-day forecast. precipitation on wednesday and into thursday. didn't get a chance. we went up and showing you the model guidance. it's keeping it mostly perhaps to the del marva and to the coast. that could change. this is going to wobble another day or two and look at this.
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we get into the weekend. are you ready for a slightly warmer weekend? saturday into sunday, we might be talking about low 60s, maybe mid-60s. >> and thanks. >> yes. >> and. the redskins rookie quarterback endures another loss. scott smith is live from redskins park with your sports edge. problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be "an unusually effective congressman." delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message.
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. welcome to redskins park. i'm scott smith. the head coach mike shanahan made a point to clarify the comments he made to the panthers. let me read the statement he said yesterday. when you lose a game like that, you're playing to see who is on your football team for days to come and mike shanahan saying that those comments were no concession at all and that the season would be over and looking at yesterday's game, drops them to 3-6 on the
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season. two critical plays in that example. a fourth and 2 goal. and that is a turnover on down. carolina proceeds to march 98 yards for the score, a 21-13 loss and the head coach disappointed. clarified his statement from yesterday. the season is not over. >> you're going to find which guys really step up now and remainder of the seven games. you will find now if you have guys that are going to give everything, i don't care if they're a five-year player, 10- year player or first-year player, when your backs are against the wall, how do you stand up with diversity? and we're going to play young players, always going to play to people giving us the best chance to win. >> and a month ago, robert griffin iii suffered a injury. the x rays came back negative,
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no broken bones or fractures in the ribcage. the panthers got pressure on the rookie quarterback early yesterday. smacked in the face by greg hardy. the skins benefit from the roughing-the-passer call. rg3 was sacked four times in this game. the panthers credited with nine quarterback hits and in all reality, it was more than that and into the minutes, he was hoping the never-say-die approach in the game inspires his teammates. >> guys see that, they see the quarterback out there and futs that on the line. it's more about inspiring guys guys to go out. we can make it happen. we're the ones out there. i'm fine. i'll be ready to go. no one will question the fight i have inside of myself to be the greatest and to help me with victories. it doesn't matter what it s. i will make sure they continue to
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help my team win games, and it starts after the bar. >> and last night, the cowboys on the road against the falcons. tony romo leads -- leaves the pocket and finds kevin, the 21 yards. final seconds, cowboys trail by 6. romo needs a miracle play from his own 35-yard line and dances around in the pocket, eludes the tackler and passes to felix jones and the 45. taken down at the 21 to end the game. the falcons defeat the cowboys, 19-13 to improve to 8-0. dallas is 3-5 and when you look at the nfc east, the redskins sit a half a game behind the cowboys, three games behind the new york giants for the divisiond mr. -- division lead. also, there will be no coaching staff changes. i know a lot of speculation has been made in that regard, but he's saying that is not going to happen. player evaluation, which he
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would do normally from week-to- week. back to you, brian. >> all right, scott, let's go to shawn yancy and a look at what and is coming up at 10. tonight at 10, we're exposing's now scam waking the rounds in the wake of hurricane sandy. how con artists are trying to rip you off. also tonight, a hiker stranded on a mountain for days. the stroke of luck that led to his rescue. of course, we'll have full coverage of election day 2012, the last-minute campaigning and what you need ton before you vote. brian? >> thank you, shawn. now you have the news edge back here for fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. next. charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in onone of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry.
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and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. wewe were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage
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and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership --